Sunday, February 23, 2014

MATCHING RADIANT ORCHID COLOR?

Well, I'm just using Holbein Mineral Violet with a touch of Daniel Smith Alizarin Crimson with a touch of Daniel Smith French Ultramarine Blue.  Close enough.






I was going to do this in a single color - the violet.


But then saw Jane Minter's blog post of the hellebora and that gorgeous, juicy, lime, tart green and thought 

Green and Purple 

work well together so....






I just had to get out my sap green and green gold and play with the green and purple colors together on this one.


If you want to see a painting that makes your mouth water, go over to Jane's blog here 
and see her lovely painting of hellebora.  








9 comments:

Barbra Joan said...

Green and purple, Yes!!! A lovely mix. This is going to be a good one

CrimsonLeaves said...

Oh this is looking beautiful, Rhonda!! I can't wait to see it finished!!

Kev's Art said...

Looking forward to seeing this finished! Green and purple look well as a combination here.

RH Carpenter said...

More to come later, Barbra Joan, Sherry and Kev. I think I may have overworked the poor thing, though :(

Anita's art said...

Love green and purple.

Debbie Nolan said...

These are certainly lovely colors together...can't wait to see this finished. Hope you are staying warm. Now I will go see Jane's beautiful painting. Have a great day.

JANE MINTER said...

green + purple good mix ...nature at it's best Rhonda ..thanks so much for mentioning my painting rhonda it's very thoughtful of you :)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I LOVE both oil and watercolor Holbein colors.
They make some wonderful 'tube' colors that it would take a happy accident to mix.
Also, I love WN green gold in both mediums too. Mixed with some reds it makes intense oranges.
Ah…overworking is just practice for the next one ;) A jumping off point if you will.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Mary! You've got a lot of blogs going so I just stopped and checked out the first two - love the photo of the cats in the sink and curled around each other sleeping. What could be more perfect? And your bird paintings of your garden birds are so bright, colorful and fun :) Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment.